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Re: Problems

On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 09:44:07AM -0300, Felipe Mu oz said
> Hi!
> I'm having problems with the package: gnome-utils_2.2.1-1_i386.deb
> I'm triying: apt-get install gnome-utils
> and after getting the package, I get the following error message:
> Get:1 http://ftp.debian.org unstable/main gnome-utils 2.2.1-1 [1227kB]
> Fetched 1227kB in 24s (49.8kB/s)                                               
> (Reading database ... 79967 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking gnome-utils (from .../gnome-utils_2.2.1-1_i386.deb) ...
> dpkg: error processing 
> /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-utils_2.2.1-1_i386.deb (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite `/usr/bin/gnome-character-map', which is also in 
> package gucharmap
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-utils_2.2.1-1_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> What does it means? 

It means that gucharmap and gnome-utils both contain the file
/usr/bin/gnome-character-map.  dpkg notices this and refuses to let one
overwrite it.

> The package has errors?

Yes, it's a bug in one of the packages; they should either have the file named
differently or Conflict so you can't have them installed at the same time.

> I've tried to get it from different mirros and I have the same problem.
> Can you help me? please...

First, check if someone has filed a bug on either of those packages in the BTS
(http://bugs.debian.org/).  If no one else has, file it yourself ("reportbug"
is handy for this), then you can install gnome-utils like this:

$ dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-utils_2.2.1-1_i386.deb

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